First name is required!
Last name is required!
First name is not valid!
Last name is not valid!
This is not an email address!
Email address is required!
This email is already registered!
Please enter valid email address
Password is required!
Enter a valid password!
Please enter 6 or more characters!
Please enter 16 or less characters!
Passwords are not the same!
Terms and Conditions are required!
Email or Password is wrong!
Please select the captcha checkbox!
Please select the valid captcha!
Something went wrong! Try again later!

Highlights
  • Wander the winding streets of ancient medinas
  • Sip refreshing mint tea
  • Explore natural gorges and roman ruins
  • Ride a camel to a desert camp
  • Bargain in exotic souks
  • Enjoy delicious moroccan fare

Perfect for travellers looking for a fast-paced trip, this short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Take to a camel to tour the dunes before really experiencing the Sahara on an overnight camping excursion. Explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fes and Marrakech. Discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.

Trip Description
Morocco Kasbahs & Desert - Teenage Adventure
 
Travel Theme
Countries
Activities
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

42,855
G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
100% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 32,586 Great 10,221 Average 4 Disappointing 1 Terrible 4
Value
4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
Morocco Kasbahs & Desert - Teenage Adventure

S

Recommends

Nice overview of the whole country for a trip of 1 week. December 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Awesome Trip! Mountains with snow in the morning and sand dunes in the afternoon!

Operator G Adventures

B

Recommends

This was the tenth leg we have done with G December 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Good experience and would rate it 10th out of the 10

Operator G Adventures

L

Recommends

This is our tenth leg with g December 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Good tour would rate it 10th out of the 10 we took

Operator G Adventures

A

Recommends

I like the small group and friendliness of the guide. November 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Morocco was amazing, extremely safe, and has and some of the most open and inviting people you can imagine. If someone is considering a trip to an Islamic destination Morocco is an ideal destination. -Adam Crispo
Read more

Operator G Adventures

L

Recommends

Great 'snapshots' of the country you are visiting. It's a great way to get a taste of everything. But above all, we had a fantastic guide (Ismael Ingrioui). His knowledge, passion for his country, insight and patience made the trip for us. November 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We came from all across the globe, the sixteen of us To spend a week or so together travelling on the bus Across the country of Morocco; through the cities and towns Over the Atlas Mountains; to the top then back down To the kasbahs, the medinas, the souks and the Gorge Seven days is all it took for the friendships to forge There were camels and deserts and dunes and sand Berber bras and dance lessons with our very own Berber band There was dancing and singing and shopping and fun Throughout the entire journey; since the trip had begun Embracing the history and culture, couscous and tagine So many wonderful memories of the places we'd been But it was our CEO, our leader, our tour guide, our friend That helped us fall in love with Morocco; enjoying every moment until the end I smile because you smiled and you 'smashed it' every step of the way Ismael! Thank you Ismael, Rashid, Pat, Teena, Sanjay, Fiona, David, Janice, Alex, Chris, Fraser, Trudy, Greg, Gloria and Andrew. xx
Read more

Operator G Adventures

Itinerary

Day 1 Casablanca

As this trip does not include any tour time in Casablanca, you may wish to arrive a day early to explore the city’s beachfront, small medina, and classic examples of Art Deco architecture. Don’t miss the spectacular Hassan II mosque. Additional Notes: Please note this is a very fast-paced tour—a lot of ground is covered in a short time. This is great as it enables you to experience so much of Morocco, however, it also entails some long drives and less free time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Casablanca/Fès (1B)

Take a guided tour of the imperial city of Meknes and the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis before continuing on to Fes. Included Activities: Meknes City Tour Volubilis Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle Private Vehicle

Day 3 Fès (1B)

Explore the labyrinth of streets within the famous Fes medina with a certified local city guide. Marvel at one of the ancient tanneries and the view from above. Included Activities: Fès Medina Guided Tour

Day 4 Fès/Merzouga (1B, 1D)

Start early today for a drive through the Middle Atlas Mountains to reach the edge of the Sahara. In late afternoon, set off by camel to a desert camp deep in the dunes. Enjoy a warm welcome (with mint tea) and a delicious, traditional dinner under the stars. In the evening, listen to stories about life in this region and, perhaps, some traditional music on the drums. Additional Notes: On arrival in Merzouga, there will be a chance to repack and take only what you need for this evening in your day pack. Local guides will teach you how to mount and dismount a camel (along with other useful tips). Be sure to ask them to teach you the trick of tying your turban to keep the desert sun off your face and add a little flare to your photos. Camp facilities are very basic. Each Bedouin tent sleeps approximately 4 people but most prefer to enjoy the peaceful silence and views of a night under the starry desert skies. Mattresses, a sheet, and blanket are provided. For those travelling in the winter months (Nov- April), we recommend a sleeping bag for additional warmth. It is "back to nature" as far as bathroom facilities go. Included Activities: Overnight at Berber Desert Camp Transport: Private Vehicle Camel

Day 5 Merzouga/Todra Gorge (1B)

Rise early to get back on your trusty camel and watch the sunrise before returning to Merzouga. Later, travel through a stone desert to the stunning Todra Gorge. Wedged between massive cliff walls, the gorge is filled with a green oasis of palm trees. This serene spot is great for hiking, relaxing on the edge of the river or sampling some local Berber delicacies. Additional Notes: There will be a chance to take a shower after breakfast upon return to our Merzouga auberge. Included Activities: Todra Gorge Visit and Walk Through Palm Groves Transport: Camel Private Vehicle

Day 6 Todra Gorge/Ait Benhaddou (1B)

Travel along the “Route of 1000 Kasbahs” to the thriving town of Ouarzazate for a lunch stop. This town is home to Atlas Film Studios, where many films have been shot over the years, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. Continue on to the fascinating and beautiful Aït Ben Haddou, a wonderful example of a kasbah. Included Activities: Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 7 Ait Benhaddou/Marrakech (1B)

The journey to Marrakech includes breathtaking views throughout the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka Pass (2260m). Arrive in time for lunch with the rest of the day to experience the city. Included Activities: Marrakech Medina Guided Walk Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 8 Marrakech (1B)

Depart at any time. We recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience this lively city. Additional Notes: Please note that hotel check-out time is normally mid-morning, but luggage storage facilities are available. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 999

Price Per Day:

$ 125 per person
 
Usually included in your ticket, check with your air travel agent.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Local Living: Overnight at Berber Desert Camp
  • Sahara Bedouin Camp
  • Meknes guided tour
  • Volubilis guided tour
  • Fes guided tour
  • Sahara Desert excursion with camel ride and overnight in a Berber camp
  • Todra Gorge stay with walk through local villages
  • Aït Ben Haddou kasbah visit
  • Marrakech medina guided walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPrivate air-con van, camels.Please note that there is a lot of fast paced travel on this itinerary which necessitates some long travel days in our mini van. We feel that if you enter this trip with this knowledge and expectation, you will appreciate even more the variety of locations we are able to include in this itinerary. We use a 16-seater minivan and with a full group every seat will be used. The legroom in the minivan is possibly smaller than you may be used to and taller passengers may find space a little cramped. It is important to be aware that as it is not a legal requirement in buses in Morocco, your vehicle may not be equipped with seat belts. The minivans have air conditioning, however please note that summer temperatures in Morocco can easily reach 50 celsius. When the outside temperature is so hot, a minibus air conditioning system will not be able to cool the bus to the temperatures you are used to enjoying at home. Please bear in mind that travelling in Morocco in summer will inevitably involve very hot temperatures and some discomfort may be experienced when travelling.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 15
Max 14, avg 10

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels (6 nts), tented desert camp (1 nt, multi-share).
On this trip you can expect to stay in local hotels or pensions (with the exception of the start and finish hotels, which are often larger city hotels), which will vary a little in standard and facilities: some may not have elevators, air-conditioning or English-speaking staff, but most importantly all are locally-run, with some traditional character, and in excellent central locations to give you maximum time for exploring the sights. Where a town has both an ancient medina and a "ville nouvelle" we generally stay in the ville nouvelle, both because the standard of hotels is higher, and because travellers (especially women) often find the medinas at night a little confronting. Please note that Morocco is a developing country and as such the infrastructure is not as reliable as you would expect at home. Expect quirky plumbing and the odd cold shower! In the desert we will spend a night at a nomad camp: Facilities at the camp are very basic - we all sleep in one large communal tent. Mattresses and bedding are provided. For those travelling in the winter months (Nov- April), we recommend a sleeping bag for additional warmth. It is back to nature as far as bathroom facilities go. There will be the chance to take a shower after breakfast on our return to Merzouga the following morning. In Todra Gorge we will be staying in simple, family run hotel. As with all accommodation located within the gorge itself, electricity is supplied via a generator. Please note that no electricity is available between midnight and 7am, this also affects the air-conditioning/heating. Don't worry though, we find that the experience of staying in such a beautiful location more than makes up for it!
Start City
Casablanca
End City
Marrakech
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, driver, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. Itinerary pace This is a very fast paced itinerary which covers lots of ground. While this is great as it allows us to see a huge amount in the available time, it also means some early starts, some long drives in the mini van and less free time than many other G Adventures. We feel that if you enter this trip with this knowledge and expectation, you will appreciate even more the variety of locations we are able to include in this itinerary. 2. Transport We use a 16-seater minivan for this tour. With a full group every seat will be used. The legroom in the minivan is possibly smaller than you may be used to and taller passengers may find space a little cramped. It is important to be aware that as it is not a legal requirement in buses in Morocco, your vehicle may not be equipped with seat belts. 3. Camel ride and desert camp Please note that it is not possible to reach our desert camp by 4WD or any other vehicle. There is the option to walk (can be very hot and tiring) for those who cannot/prefer not to ride a camel. 4. Weather Please note that the climate in Morocco can be both very hot during the day in summer months (up to 50°C) and cold at night in the mountains in autumn, early spring and winter (down to -6°C). Summer months, from April to September are very hot throughout Morocco. Winter months November to March can be cool to cold, especially in the Atlas Mountains, with high probability of snowfall. Most Moroccan buildings are not equipped with heating, so without proper layers you will be cold at night. Please bring appropriate clothing for the months in which you are travelling and check temperatures before you leave. Bedding is provided in the desert camp and the gîte, but in winter months if you feel the cold you may wish to bring a sleeping bag too. 5. Ramadan According to the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between May 15th and June 14th, 2018. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-Muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.

Meals

Breakfasts on tour Many breakfasts are included as part of your tour. Moroccan breakfasts tend to be different from your usual cereal and toast morning fare – most will be very simple - a croissant or sweet roll with jam and instant coffee and some hotels will have buffets where you will have more variety. While you are experiencing what a Moroccan family would eat, some travellers do find the provided breakfasts a bit “bread heavy” and enjoy buying fruit the day before to supplement their breakfast. Lunches and dinners Moroccan cuisine is world famous and your CEO will be taking the chance to show you the best of it. Staples include cous cous, a type of grain topped with stew, tagine which is actually the name of the pot this tasty dish is cooked in, and brochette, bbq skewers of meat. These meals will generally cost between 45- 70 MAD depending on the type of restaurant and which part of the country you are in. Other tastes not to be missed include pastilla, a sweet pasty with a savoury filling which is traditionally pigeon and harira, a delicious soup based on chick peas and filling enough when teamed with fresh bread to be a whole lunch. If you are heading to the coast the fresh seafood cooked at one of the local markets is a must eat! Snacks Morocco's fresh orange juice is highly recommended and you should not leave without trying a glass. The brave can try the tiny snails which are perhaps the local's favourite snack but you might prefer a cone of piping hot bite-size fried cake donuts. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

Trip ID#: gadventure-23159

×
Great Choice!

Now, Unlock Member Savings

Our Stride Select trips allow you and your travel companions to save up to $700. You wouldn’t want to miss that, right?

or
or
Provide email and password

With your FREE membership you get to:

  • Save up to $700 per person!*
  • Access private deals and offers
  • See personalized trip recommendations
  • Save favorite trips
*See Member Savings Program details
Already a member?

We respect your privacy and take great care to protect your information. By joining you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Tours & Operators on Stride Awarded and Featured by:

  • National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure
  • Outside, The New York Times